Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Edelman's Second Life Business Plan Contest

Edelman and The Electric Sheep Company announce a Second Life business plan contest.

From the announcement: ( Go here for all contest details)

"Over the next few months, we will be accepting business plan entries, and the winner of the contest can gain sole access to a Second Life private island for 6 months, as well as L$350,000 seed money, and strategic guidance from Edelman and The Electric Sheep Company. Two runners-up can win L$100,000.


11/17/2006 1pm SL Time: Business plan live panel
12/20/2006 Deadline for entries
1/12/2007 Finalists narrowed down for follow-up interviews
1/12 - 1/24 Interviews and follow ups
1/25/2007 Final panel meeting to decide winner and runner ups
1/26/2007 Awards Ceremony"


"As part of the business plan competition, we have organized a live audio panel this Friday at 1pm SL time on Edelman island for SL entrepreneurs to come ask questions about how to think about designing a business model, and how to create an effective plan. The panel will have Rick Murray, head of Edelman’s me2revolution practice, Susan Wu, venture capitalist at Charles River Ventures and a longtime proponent of virtual worlds, Sibley Verbeck, CEO of Electric Sheep Company, and will be moderated by John Swords, aka Johnny Ming of Second Cast."

Steve Rubel:

"Together we're launching a competition searching for the best Second Life business plan. The prize - seed funding - will be awarded next year. The competition kicks off with a special panel event this Friday on, yes, our own island. Here's a shot of it..."



Post a Comment

<< Home